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English-speaking destinations, courses and useful information

Study English abroad

The chance to study English abroad is a fantastic opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the world’s most spoken language! Whether you choose to study English in England, Ireland, or Malta, or if you want to travel even further to the USA, Australia, or Canada, we’re here to help you find the ideal English courses abroad. With over 20 years of experience in the field, a worldwide network of language schools and over 80 destinations to learn English, the world is yours to explore with ESL.

English courses abroad for adults and juniors

We’re proud to partner with first-class language schools offering a wide range of English courses abroad for adults and juniors alike. Whether you’re looking to improve your English to enhance your travels or improve your business English to boost your career, we have a course for you!

 

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Private courses

For some people, a traditional language school may not be the best option for learning a language. We have a solution that offers personalised tuition in a unique setting: immersion language courses in the teacher’s home. This service matches learners with an experienced language teacher in the country of their choice. The result? A personalised learning experience that delivers the fastest possible language progress.

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Course Plus

Our Plus courses offer the opportunity to balance language classes with the regular practice of a sport or a specific activity included in the programme. Thanks to our cultural extras, including cooking, music, dance, filmmaking, sustainable development and yoga, among others, you can combine language learning with an authentic cultural experience.

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Business Language

Speaking a foreign language – or several – will advance your professional career in more ways than one. Aside from providing you with an added value that will make your CV stand out to employers, you will maximise your job-seeking possibilities by being able to work in different countries and through different languages.

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Course Plus (aged 7-17)

Our Plus courses offer the opportunity to balance language classes with the regular practice of a sport or a specific activity included in the program. Thanks to our cultural extras, including cooking, music, dance, filmmaking, sustainable development and yoga, among others, you can combine language learning with an authentic cultural experience.

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Blended Learning

More and more students are finding in blended learning the perfect approach towards their language learning. The reason is simple: doing an online course is a fantastic way to warm up before your departure so you’re extra prepared for the experience. Likewise, choosing to do an online course after your on-site studies will guarantee you keep up all of your newly-acquired skills!

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General courses

It’s a fact: there’s no more efficient way to learn a language than using it and being exposed to it in different contexts every day over a length of time. This is precisely what our general courses offer you – the opportunity to receive outstanding language lessons as well as endless opportunities to put your new skills into practice. And that’s how you cement knowledge!

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Courses for families

With our language courses for all members of the family, children can have fun with other kids from around the world while parents benefit from an active holiday immersed in a new culture.

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Young Learners

Yes, young students tend to be sponge-like and therefore faster language learners. But do you know how to boost this ability? By making the learning process a real ADVENTURE! Dynamic lessons, new international friends and fun activities… the excitement never ends! Will it be an English and surf course? Or a French and horse riding program? Or how about Spanish and dancing? You decide! What’s more, you can also choose to learn more unusual languages such as Japanese or Korean!

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Teacher Training courses

Whether you're new to the field of education or an experienced teacher, our Language Teacher Training courses will take your career to the next level! In partnership with accredited teacher training centers in superb international locations, we offer language teacher development courses for both native and non-native speakers.

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Professional diplomas

Get a certificate or diploma through exciting vocational training in specific fields of study like business or health and beauty. Studying in your target language is the perfect way to achieve fluency in different real-life contexts and, at the end of your stay, you’ll have a distinguished diploma as a testament to your hard work!

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Courses for 50+

Learn a language together with people from your own generation. By studying in immersion, you’ll quickly develop language skills while experiencing a thrilling cultural exchange. Travelling is all about discovering and connecting with others, and our programs for students over 50 are the perfect combination of a smart vacation and exercising your mind!

 

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Courses for 30+

These courses offer a more mature study environment than a standard adult language course (which is available to anyone aged 30 or over). If you need English mainly for the less formal areas of professional life, as opposed to for a specific professional goal, this course is a great fit.

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Course + Work experience

These programmes combine a general language course with an internship, a paid job or a volunteering programme. Putting your language skills to the test in a real-world situation is priceless, and you’ll be amazed at how much your fluency improves as a result!

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Private language courses

For some people, a language course in a group may not be the best option for learning a language. We have a solution that offers personalised tuition in a unique setting: immersion language courses in a one-on-one environment. This course type matches learners with an experienced language teacher in the country of their choice. The result? A personalised learning experience that delivers the fastest possible language progress.

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Frequently asked questions about studying English abroad

Why study English abroad?

If you choose to study English abroad, you’ll be surrounded 24/7 by native speakers, in a new, exciting culture. English is an absolute must in the world we live in, and there’s no faster or more interesting way to learn it than by travelling to one (or more) of the many countries where it’s spoken! Your communication skills will improve greatly as you practise all the time, and studying English abroad will give you a fantastic opportunity to travel the world and experience new places.

Where is the best place to take an English language course?

With such a wide choice of destinations available to take English courses abroad, the world really is at your feet! The best place is really what’s right for you, which is why at ESL we tailor each and every language study, taking into account your needs and wishes. With over 80 locations across the Anglosphere, from London to New York, Sydney to Malta, and Cape Town to Dublin, ESL truly has the ideal experience in store for everyone.

Why study english abroad with ESL?

We’re passionate about languages, and since 1996, we’ve been helping others to feel that same thrill we get from learning and travelling! To help you reach your language objectives, and achieve your full potential, we carefully select our partner schools and establish a great relationship with them to ensure you receive the highest quality experience when you study English abroad.

 

Whether you want to learn English for work or as a hobby, or whether you want to combine your studies with volunteering, or even a ski trip, our wide variety of courses make finding that perfect English course abroad as simple as can be. Explore our range of destinations and see where English can take you!

Who should study English abroad?

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and age groups, you can find English language courses abroad for adults and for juniors in many countries across the world. Our dedicated team is always just a call away to find the best English language course to suit you!

How to evaluate your English level?

If you wish to know your English level before enrolling one of our English courses abroad, you can take our free online English test.

You will receive an immediate assessment of your English level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The final result will give you an idea of the areas where you are strongest and those where you should work on. Furthermore, it can be used to choose the right level for your English language course.

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